packing

Packing Tips:
address book, stamps and pre-addressed labels
aloe vera gel
antacids
anti-bacterial gel (purell)
autograph book and fat pen
back pack
bandaids
batteries-for cameras
books/magazines
bottle straps for water bottles
bubble bath (for private jacuzzis)
camera (waterproof one for water parks)
cash & credit cards
coffee (premeasured)
coins for pressed penny/quarter machines
confirmation #'s for PS
corkscrew
cotton sweaters
dental floss
dishsoap (for washing out water bottles)
Disney guidebooks and notes
disposable cameras-great for kids
disposable contacts-for water parks
Dramamine
duct tape
earplugs
email addresses for email postcards
emergency #'s or contacts from home
extras (broken in walking shoes, bathing suits etc)
fanny packs
film
first aid kits
flashlights (great for little ones afraid of dark rides)
gum
hats
headache medicines
health insurance cards
juice boxes
Kleenex
laundry soap/dryer sheets (pre-measured in ziplock baggies)
lip balm with sunscreen
"mister" fan
moleskin
nail clippers
needle and thread
nightlight
notebook and pens (for jotting down trip report details)
passes
photos of kids and ID (incase they get lost, God forbid!)
plane tickets
playing cards/travel games
plastic cutlery
prescription meds
proof of auto insurance for rental cars
rain ponchos/umbrellas
rubber bands
safety pins
sinus meds
snacks (granola bars, small jar of p-nut butter, dried fruits and nuts)
stain remover wipes (or stick)
sunglasses & wags (string to hang them around your neck)
sunscreen
suitcase (empty to bring back souvenirs)
Swiss army knife
tape (double sided for emergency repairs)
tea bags
travelers checks
video camera & extra tapes
water bottles
water shoes
wet wipes
wristwatches
ziplock baggies

Packing lists:
Version 1:
Admission passes (park hoppers) with copies made in case you lose it!
Airplane ticket (with copies made)
Drivers License/ID (for airport)
Cash/Credit Card (only take one, so you don’t lose them), travelers checks, Disney $
Purse/wallet/checkbook
Bandana (colored, to put on suitcase, so you can easily spot your luggage at airport)
Address book
Stationary/address labels
Stamps
Autograph book (if you have one)
Fat pen
Backpack
Fanny pack?
Batteries (for camera)
Camera
Film (400 speed works best for indoor )
Coins (quarters for laundry and for pressed penny machines)
Emergency phone numbers (include in address book)
Gum (they don't sell it in the parks)
Mobile phone/charger
Band aids
Prescription medicines (migraine, inhalers, asthma, etc.)
Rain ponchos
Umbrella (only a few of us need to bring one)
Safety pins
Sunglasses (and cord to hang around neck too)
Watch (waterproof!)
Pins for trading!
Toothbrush
Lip stuff (carmex/chapstick)
Brush/comb for hair
Deoderant
Earrings/jewelry (just the basics!!)
Makeup (SPF base is good! If you wear any at all!)
Hair clips/pony tail holders
Razor
Stain remover wipes
Other necessities like leg/foot braces, retainers, contacts, reading glasses
Aloe Vera gel
Clothespins (for hanging wet bathing suits to dry)
Nail clippers/file
Q-tips
Eye drops/Visine
Vitamins
Cough drops
Insect repellent
Earplugs
First Aid kit
Laundry Detergent/dryer sheets
Moleskin
Trash bags- (for dirty laundry etc)
Fabreeze
Ziploc bags
Wet wipes
Envelopes for maid tips
Antacids (pepcid AC, Tums)
Kleenex

Dishsoap (for rinsing out mugs)
Guidebooks
Blow dryer
Hairspray
Midol
Lotion
Body spray- (bath & body cucumber melon!)
Soap
Flashlight
Magic Marker (for writing names on mugs)
Nightlight (one for each room for late night trips to bathroom)
Sunscreen/sunblock
Proof of auto insurance
Shampoo/Conditioner
Shaving cream
Tweezers
Makeup remover
Version 2 - this is the long one with a to do list and things to remember before you leave:
addresses (pre-addressed labels)
alarm clock (rooms have, but to be sure)
aloe vera gel (for sunburn)
antibacterial gel (travel size)
autograph books (make, or buy there)
backpack (pre-packed)
batteries
penlight-AAA
walkie talkies-AA
blankets (kids)
books/magazines
bottle straps for water bottles (or buy there-the parks have them with park name on them)
Brita water bottles with filter (the water is horrible in Orlando)
camcorder items
camcorder bag (pre-packed)
camcorder CHARGER
camcorder tapes (affixed with labels beforehand)
instructions
spare batteries
camera items
camera bag, pre-packed
disposable regular cameras for kids
disposable waterproof camera for pools, waterparks
film (a lot!)
instructions
pre-paid film developing envelopes
spare batteries
cards
AAA-offers discounts at Universal Escape
American Express, official card of Disney; discounts in some locations in DTD, cruises, etc.
auto insurance card
credit cards:
Discover
Disney Credit Card
MasterCard
VISA
driver's license
health insurance cards
Disney Club card
waterproof case to carry them in
cash
$ bills for tipping/snack stands
coins (pennies, quarters for pressed coins machines; quarters for washer/dryer)
CD/cassette player with headphones
cell phones/chargers
checkbook
clothespins (to hang wet clothes, close snack bags)
coffee items
4 cup coffee maker
pre-measured coffee
sugar/Equal
teabags too
confirmation numbers
recreation reservations
resort reservations
restaurant PSs
special shows
corkscrew & stopper
dental items
floss
toothbrushes
toothpaste
deodorant
each person's
spray-for feet
directions (from airport to hotel and other locations)
dish detergent (in a small bottle, to wash refillable mugs, etc.)
E-mail addresses (for Innoventions in Epcot, DisneyQuest)
emergency numbers/contacts
doctors
friends/neighbors
parents
envelopes (for maid's tips)
eyeglasses
cases
each person's
sunglasses
wags
face stuff
cleanser
scrub
fanny packs, pre-packed
fat pen (easier for characters to hold, for each child)
feminine items
first-aid items
band-aids
blister prevention (Moleskin, Dr. Scholl's)
Neosporin
Rhuli (anti-itch gel)
small, travel-sized kit to take with you
GREEN RIBBON
hair stuff
brushes
blow dryer
combs
cream rinse
detangler
elastics
gel
shampoo
travel brush
hats/visors/bandanas
health & beauty aids
bath powder/cornstarch
Bengay
lip balm-to combat dry conditions on the plane
nail clippers
nail file
Q-Tips
plastic basket or box to keep things organized
razors
tweezers
Vaseline
health/allergy information
identification for kids (with name, cell phone number, other info)
insect repellant (not in winter)
jewelry
laptop
laundry items
detergent (powder, measured out in Baggies)
dryer sheets
dye magnets (to mix loads)
pop-up laundry bags (heavy when full; bring 2 - 4 to lessen the load and balance while carrying)
Shout stain wipes
makeup
medications
adult pain reliever
adult vitamins
antacids
anti-nausea (Bonine, Dramamine, Gravol, ginger)
calcium (Viactiv)
kids' pain reliever
kids' vitamins
prescription meds
sinus medication
mending kit
buttons
safety pins
thread
threaded needle
Mister Fan(not in winter)
night light
"office" items
mini scissors
mini stapler
paper clips
pencils
pens
Sharpie markers (for labeling items and writing on park maps and laminated itineraries)
small notebook
penlight (a MUST, for dark attractions, restaurants, parks at night)
park passes and other tickets
Cirque du Soleil
Disney
Universal
photos of kids, or take instant photo of them each day (in case they get lost-the instant ones will have the clothes they are wearing)
PLANE TICKETS
plasticware/paper goods
cups
plastic utensils
plates
roll of paper towels
plastic bags
garbage bags (cut to "wear" on wet rides-we used ponchos)
grocery (for garbage in the rental car)
Ziploc gallon
Ziploc quart
plastic cup with cover (to take kitchen Dixie cups to parks--to share those expensive beverages/treats)
rain gear
ponchos (cheap, disposable ones; any color but yellow!)
umbrella (don't use in parks-too many people)
plastic tablecloths (to sit on at parades/fireworks if it rains)
Sea Bands (for motion sickness)
snacks
Altoids
dried fruits/nuts
fruit rollups
granola bars
gum (cannot be purchased anywhere in WDW)
juice boxes
powdered drink mix
Pringles
small bags of snacks, store bought or make up your own
Tic Tacs
trail mix
soap
baby bath
bar soap
softsoap
soft-side coolers
48 cans size (instead of a refrigerator in room-recommend California Innoventions)
12 cans size to take to parks/waterparks (ours is Igloo)
stamps (postcard)
Swiss army knife (with tweezers, scissors, toothpick)
tape (for emergency repairs)
double-sided
duct tape (flat, travel sized)
tissues (travel packs)
touring information
guide books
itinerary
notes
"special" items, like coupons
toys
playing cards
hand-held games
traveler's checks
walkie talkies
watches
water bottles
waterpark items
beach towels (waterparks have small towels to rent)
earplugs
goggles
sunscreen
water shoes
waterproof envelope (to carry important items in backpack)
wipes (travel packs) or Wash 'n' Dries
Notes:
1. autograph books-we made ours for our '99 trip using craft foam sheets (with a piece of heavy cardboard on top of the back piece for stability), colored paper, and ribbon, with Minnie and Mickey stamped on the front. We received many compliments on them from CM's and characters.
2. label everything-each film canister and videotape, hats and jackets-anything that you take or wear to a park that you can't or don't want to replace. I printed out labels with our last name and cell phone number so that if we lose something, we can receive a message while we are still there.
Kids' Totes Ideas:
books (Disney)/magazine
bubbles (small, on a string)
crayons
Disney coloring books
Disney dollars
Disney folder (to keep menus and pictures they've colored, and other souvenirs, in)
Disney gloves (may need in winter)
Disney hair clips
Disney jewelry
Disney markers
Disney mitten clips
Disney notebook
Disney pez/candy
Disney sox
disposable camera
fat pen
magnetic travel games
puzzle books
snacks
travel games
LUGGAGE
Use zip strips through your zippers instead of locks. Bring enough for trip home. Tie bandanas on handle to easily recognize at airport.
CARRY ON BAGS
To fit under the seat, a bag should be no more than 8H x 16W x 21L and no more than 40 pounds. To fit overhead, it should be no more than 10H x 16W x 24L. A garment bag brought on board should be no more than 4H x 23?? W x 45L. Any of these bags should be no more than 45 inches and 40 pounds. (Check your airline's website for their specific rules.)
ITEMS TO BRING IN CARRYON BAG
change of clothes
airline tickets
essential toiletries
park passes/trip documentation
camera/camcorder
film/extra batteries
cell phone.
Before you go:
Stop newspaper delivery.
Stop mail delivery.
Drop information off at police dept.
name
address
home phone number
vacation dates
vacation phone numbers
cell phone numbers
local emergency contact and phone number
info about the house
cars left in front of the house/license plate numbers
which lights will be left on, or timed
whether or not anyone will be checking on the house, and a description of their car/license plate.
Leave itinerary and phone numbers of resort(s) with family members
"LAST MINUTE" THINGS TO DO:
Check all door locks.
Check all window locks.
Reduce Heating /AC settings.
Secure all outdoor items (trailer, chairs, pool stuff, swings).
Set plants in water pans if someone cannot water for you.
Unplug appliances:
TVs
coffee maker
toaster
microwave
washer
dryer.
Set light timers.
Set burglar alarm. *

Version 3 --
address book and stamps
aloe vera gel
antacids
anti-bacterial lotion
autograph book and fat pen (easier for characters to hold)
back pack
bandaids
batteries -for camera and video camera
Bengay
books/magazines
bubble bath (for jacuzzi!)
camera (and waterproof one for Typhoon Lagoon)
cash and credit cards
corkscrew
cotton sweater
dishsoap (in a small bottle to wash your refillable bottles)
Disney guidebooks and notes
disposable camera -great for the kids
disposable contact lens -especially for contact wearers who like to frequent the water
parks!
fanny packs
film -if you can purchase prepaid film developing, do it, it's a great deal
first aid kit -a small home-made one will suffice
flashlight -small ones are great for kids who are afraid of dark rides
Gravol
gum
hats
headache remedies
Health Insurance card
Juice boxes
Kleenex -purse pack size
laundry soap & dryer sheets -pre-measured and in ziplock bags (or Exclaim sheets)
lip balm with sunscreen
"mister" fan -battery operated fan with spray
moleskin and other "foot fixers"
needle and thread
notebook and pens -for jotting down trip report details
passes
plane tickets
playing cards/travel games
plastic cutlery
prescription medications
proof of auto insurance -for car rental
rain ponchos/umbrella
safety pins
sinus medicine
snacks (Granola bars, etc)
stain remover wipes
sunglasses & "wags" (strings to hang the glasses around your neck)
suitcase (empty to bring back all those souvenirs!)
sunscreen
tea bags
travelers cheques
video camera and extra tapes
water bottles -empties to fill up with water daily, cheaper than buying in the parks
water shoes
wet wipes
wine
ziplock bags
 
WOW!! Now that is quite a list!! :)

I would suggest printing it out and highlighting the things that you may need to make it easier to handle.

Of course we always say as long as we have our annual passes we're all set. We can buy anything else we may have forgotten once we get down there. Well, for a price, anyway! LOL!!

Have a great trip!
 
geesh! I was worried you were going to have to charter your own plane to carry all of that stuff! LOL!

Thanks for taking the time to post all of that.
 
































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